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Old 12-29-2018, 07:16 PM
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Lunkerdog
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Originally Posted by Champlain Islander View Post
Good post Jake. The running off of new members has been bad for a while now. Mostly it is caused by a few negative posters who normally like to disagree with everyone. If a forum isn't friendly nobody wants to be there. Outsiders often feel like they are on the outside of a good old boy network and just don't take the time to become a regular. The moderator team is kind of limited based on the amount of time each day one or more are on line. When no mods are on duty and abuse happens it often works its way through several posts before it is caught and fixed. Often the damage is done before anyone sees it. In the recent past there appeared to be a void in moderation and IMO some bad behavior surfaced and was left to fester even more. The answer might be for some additional mods to better cover the day and night. I would encourage anyone who wants to try it to contact one of the mod team. The job can be fairly easy if enough active mods are on the site.
I have seen the "rip the newbie" issue on other sites as well... It was definitely an issue on the old, and now defunct NAHC site(Currently NAH, and still pretty much defunct site)... That said, I'm not sure that "more mods" is the answer... In fact one of the complaints that I used to see about this site was over, and liberal moderation on this site...

IMHO, the greater issue that is affecting this site and others like it is the polarization that has occurred in this country... Many people are less willing to engage in "civil discussion/debate", and are retreating into "cyber silos" that echo their POV... It would seem that we are becoming a "my way, or the highway" kind of society...

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